Roy-Camille classification of C2 odontoid fractures (diagrams)

Case contributed by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking

Diagrams of the types of odontoid fractures.

Case Discussion

  • type I: oblique linear fracture in which its line slopes forward, with dens displacement in an anterior direction
  • type II: oblique linear fracture in which its line slopes backward, with dens displacement in a posterior direction
  • type III: horizontal fracture line and the dens displacement can be either anterior or posterior

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